What a fantastic way to close out the 2016 season at the dragway. A great forecast of clear skies and cool temps brought out 216 entries for the last event. Along with this being the final points race for the NSDRA; it was also race seven for the ADRA who’ll finish-up in Miramichi this coming weekend.
62 competitors came to the lanes for Saturday’s Box category. Benny Nieston took out Islander Darren Creamer in one semi while Darryl Stewart bounced Kandy Mitten from Sussex, NB in the other. In the final, Stewart grabbed a slight starting line advantage and ran a 9.557 on a 9.55 to push Nieston under by .007 of a second.
A whopping 111 entries showed-up in round one of No Box, setting-up a seven round eliminator. In the semis Chad Cronin up ended Sackville’s Devin Longmire while “Mr. Coffee” Bruce Howatt defeated Billy Sheppard in his G/SA Duster. Cronin pulled the trigger early by only -.002 in the final to hand the victory to Howatt and his Roadrunner. The negotiated split gave each driver $1100 for their effort.
The junior gamblers had 8 entries and came down to a match-up between Lacey Weir from Kentville, NS and Sackville’s Ashley Walker. Walker used a starting line advantage to track down Weir and the win.
Sunday’s program featured 48 Super Pro, 58 Pro, 19 Sportsmen, 9 Sport Compact, 16 Bike /Sled and 8 Junior Dragster entries. Here are Sunday’s eliminator results:
Top Qualifier- Rodney Mansfield, Liverpool, NS, ’89 Mustang, 9.923 on 9.92.
Kandy Mitton, ’87 Mustang, .023 RT, 9.874 on 9.85 def. Brian Mansfield, ’94 Camaro, .123 RT, 8.729 on 8.74
Tony MacNeil, ’81 RX-7, .018 RT, 10.945 on 10.90, Bye
Kandy Mitton, .019 RT, 9.864 on 9.86 def. Tony MacNeil, .010 RT, 10.882 on 10.90
Top Qualifier- Rob Baxter, Mount Uniacke, Chev ½ ton, 11.906 on 11.90
Jeremy Keans, ’86 Camaro, .006 RT, 11.534 on 11.13 def. Mike Ingram, ’93 Camaro, .093 RT, 13.315 on 12.70
Vaughn Boone, ’70 AMX, .024 RT, 11.953 on 11.15 def. Bob Card, ’88 Camaro, -.041 RT, 12.221 on 12.20
Jeremy Keans, .008 RT, 11.134 on 11.12 def. Vaughn Boone, .034 RT, 11.125 on 11.12
Top Qualifier- Henk Nieston, Millville, NS, ’82 Grenada, 13.705 on 13.70
Henk Nieston, ’82 Grenada, .013 RT, 13.718 on 13.68 def. Mark Densmore, ’83 Mustang, .472 RT, 13.173 on 13.60
Jenna Rippey, ’00 Solara, .042 RT, 15.465 on 15.54 def. T. Kennedy, .162 RT, 13.373 on 13.52
Henk Nieston, .079 RT, 13.771 on 13.70 def. Jenna Rippey, .120 RT, 15.578 on 15.45
Top Qualifier- Kerry Perry, Shelburne, ’98 Neon, 14.706 on 14.70
Jenna Rippey, ’00 Solara, .126 RT, 15.594 on 15.49 def. Gus Longaphie, ’95 Tercel, .089 RT, 16.565 on 16.18
Nick Manthorne, .158 RT, 15.618 on 15.73, Bye
Jenna Rippey, .088 RT, 15.686 on 15.49 def. Nick Manthorne, .041 RT, 16.038 on 15.67
Top Qualifier- Shane Bolger, Charlottetown, PE, 9.547 on 9.54
Darren Creamer, .007 RT, 9.878 on 9.90 def. E. Lockhart, -.001 RT, 11.030 on 10.80
Glenn Frizzell, Arctic Cat, .071 RT, 10.204 on 10.11 def. Rickey Nauss Jr, ’05 Suzuki, -.050 RT, 10.122 on 9.75
Glenn Frizzell, .014 RT, 10.145 on 10.19 def. Darren Creamer, .027RT, 9.795 on 9.88
Top Qualifier- Wyatt Rankin, Mount Uniacke, JRD, 10.00 on 10.00
Dillon Bolger, JRB, .333 RT, 11.613 on 11.50 def. Lacey Weir, JRD, .053 RT, 9.097 on 9.13
Elliot Sprague, ’06 GMS, .107 RT, 10.054 on 9.94 def. Wyatt Rankin, JRD, .176 RT, 9.962 on 9.99
Elliot Sprague, .081 RT, 10.165 on 9.99 def. Dillon Bolger, .188 RT, 11.675 on 11.50
Congratulations to all the winners!
This year's Greenfield Dragway Banquet and Awards Presentation's will be held at the Best Western in Liverpool on November 5, 2016. Ticket cost is $30.00 per person.
The event will begin with a Happy Hour at 5:30 pm and the meal being served at 6:30 pm. The meal this year will be Roast Turkey. Last day to purchase a banquet ticket will be October 27, 2016.
Banquet tickets will need to be paid for by the October 27, 2016 deadline. See below for payment options.
The Best Western is offering a special room rate of $114.00 per room (double occupancy) to those attendees that do not wish to drive afterwards. This rate includes a complementary hot breakfast the next morning. The hotel has a block of 30 rooms set aside for the banquet, these rooms will only be held until October 19, 2016. After October 19, rooms will be on a first come basis.
Rooms can be booked by calling the Best Western at 902-354-2377 or toll free at 1-877-354-2377 and asking for the NSDRA banquet rate. For other information you can visit their website at www.bestwesternliverpool.com
Banquet tickets are available by calling;
Or pay for your tickets online through Paypal. Click the button below and select the number of tickets you would like to purchase. A confirmation email will be sent soon after purchasing your tickets to arrange how you would like to receive them.
There will be General Meetings for members of the NSDRA at the Best Western beginning around 3:30pm, more details to follow.
The 13th annual Super Saturday Bracket Bash and fourth points meet took place this past weekend at the dragway. With an awesome weather forecast and the promise of big payouts 198 competitors packed onto the property for a great weekend of racing. A total of $15,575 in prize money was on the line for Saturday.
In the No Box Category there were 96 entries in the lanes for round one and with the buy-backs in round two it took eight rounds to complete the eliminator. The final featured a couple of veteran stock-superstock competitors in Bruce Riley from Lake Echo and Greg Nickerson from Sackville. Riley paired a 9.264 on 9.26 dial with a .046 RT to pocket the $4400 cheque. For his runner-up effort Nickerson took home $1887. Clayton Howatt from Summerside, PE bowed out in the semi-final and took home $400. Kevin Murphy, Jeremy Keans, Fred Thibeault collected $200 each in the quarter-finals; while Peter Lawrence, Brian Robar, Mike Ingram, John Croft and Chad Ramsay each tallied $100 from the round of 16.
53 competitors entered the Box category and with the buy-backs it took seven rounds to find a victor. In the end it was Yarmouth’s Barrett Bonnar squaring off with Bedford’s Lorne Buchanan. Buchanan lit the red at -.029 to hand the win to Bonnar who was more than ready by hitting the tree at .003. The win gave Bonnar $4063 while Buchanan collected $1741. Sackville’s Michael Whynot just fell short in the semi’s and claimed $400; Bruce Howatt, John Croft and Brett Ramsay each grabbed $200 in the quarters and Jason McNeil, Johnny Rankin, Mark Howes, Stewart Burke, Mike Ingram and Josh Goodwin all received $100 from the round of 16.
The Junior Dragster category sponsored by Cottman Transmission and Pro Tech Roofing & Construction featured 7 eager drivers. The final saw Colton Howes from Rothesay, NB square-off against Mount Uniacke’s Wyatt Rankin. Young Rankin overcame a start line deficit to reel in Howes at the stripe by .06. Morgan Rodgerson and Lacey Weir made it to the semi-finals. Congratulations to our young drivers!
Sunday’s program featured the 4th point’s race of the Greenfield racing series and the third stop on the Atlantic Stock-Super Stock tour. There were 51 Super Pro, 49 Pro, 19 Sportsmen, 4 Sport Compact, 13 Bike /Sled, 7 Junior Dragster and 17 Stock-Superstock that made the call for qualifying. Here are Sunday’s eliminator results: